I have been doing physiotherapy for a quite a few weeks now, post PLIF surgery on my L4/L5.
My back is doing very well, and I am getting my mobility back and am pleased with my progress.
BUT, I have started having lots of trouble with my knees. I have had slight problems with them for a few years; very noisy and occasional pain and weakness.
The other week, I very nearly fell downstairs as I started to go down because my knee gave way. I managed to stop myself falling, but it gave me a scare.
I called my physio, who told me to rest my knee and start to use a support on that knee when I recommenced exercising.
Now the other knee is getting painful.
My PT is on holiday at the moment.
Also, some of the exercises are causing my neck to be painful while exercising and last night, I had a lot of trouble sleeping because my arms were aching so much.
I feel like a physical wreck! :S
Do others have this problem? If so, how did you manage things?